• Shalom/Sholom the Yiddish Mark Twain

    Shalom/Sholom the Yiddish Mark Twain

    Bob Spiotto, actor and educator, will perform a one-man show about the life of Sholom Aleichem, the Yiddish author and playwright best known for his stories about Tevye the Dairyman that became the basis for “Fiddler on the Roof.” The performance will include a mixture of music, singing, and monologues to capture the world that Sholom Aleichem knew in Pre-WWI Europe and Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

    Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or programs@hmtcli.org.  $10 suggested donation to attend.

     

    This program is part of HMTC’s “Yiddish Culture Series.”

     

     

    This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program does not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • The Success and Abiding Power of Fiddler on the Roof

    The Success and Abiding Power of Fiddler on the Roof

    Alisa Solomon, a professor at Columbia University Journalism School and the author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof (2013), will use a multi-media presentation to share information about the “Fiddler on the Roof” story and what accounts for continued interest in this play.

    Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or programs@hmtcli.org.  $10 suggested donation to attend.

     

    This program is part of HMTC’s “Yiddish Culture Series.”

     

     

    This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program does not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

     

  • The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary American Antisemitism

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary American Antisemitism

    Monday, February 10, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:30pm

    How and why does antisemitism persist in communities today?  What can we do as educators to confront hatred in our schools and communities?  Facing History’s new lessons explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.  The lessons provide strategies and resources for discussing controversial issues with students that are especially urgent at this historical moment.

    In this workshop, participants will:

    • Explore the lesson series, The Persistence of Hate: What the 2017 Unite the Right rally Revealed about Contemporary Antisemitism, which investigates the August 2017 events in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitsm
    • Examine American antisemitism in a historical context by exploring primary sources from the twentieth century
    • Discuss the community responses to these events and how students can choose to participate in strengthening their communities when faced with violations based on hatred or bigotry.

    The workshop is $25 to attend. RSVP online at www.facinghistory.org/newyork/events.

  • Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death”

    The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County Presents

    “Mengele: Unmasking the ‘Angel of Death'”

     

     

    Dr. David Marwell, historian and former CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, will present a talk based on his new book, Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death.” Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

    Dr. Marwell describes the international search for the Nazi doctor in 1985 that ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that produced overwhelming evidence that Mengele had died―but failed to convince those who, arguably, most wanted him dead. This is the riveting story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice.

     

    About the Author:

     

     

    David G. Marwell, former director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, worked on the Mengele case at the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations in the 1980s. A historian who has served and led a number of government and nonprofit institutions, he lives in University Park, Maryland, with his wife.

    Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or programs@hmtcli.org. $10 suggested donation to attend.

    MENGELE book description and endorsements:

    https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393609530

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Sunday, January 26, 2019 | 1:00 PM

    At the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

    In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, HMTC will host a screening of “Jan Karski and the Lords of Humanity,” with commentary by the film’s award-winner director, Slavomir Grunberg.

    Jan Karski, risked his life to try to prevent the Holocaust. Using a groundbreaking technique that combines unique archival footage with animated sequences, Emmy-winning filmmaker Slawomir Grünberg, re-creates the death-defying mission of Jan Karski, the Polish underground courier who travelled across occupied Europe, infiltrating the Warsaw Ghetto and a Nazi transit camp to deliver eyewitness accounts of the unfolding Holocaust to the Allied powers. Karski carried his reports to Britain and the United States, hoping that it would shake the conscience of the world leaders or – as he would call them – the Lords of Humanity.

    $10 suggested donation.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or programs@hmtcli.org.

  • March Against Antisemitism

    March begins at 3:00pm at the intersection of County Seat Drive and 11th Street, Mineola

    Parking is available in Nassau County Parking Field 12, off of South Drive across from NC Supreme Court

    Remarks begin at 3:40pm at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola

    If you want to march with HMTC, please RSVP to info@hmtcli.org or (516)571-8040.

  • Why Do People Follow Orders?: A discussion of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

    Why Do People Follow Orders?

    A discussion of Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiments

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 1:00 PM

    At the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A Discussion of American social physcologist Stanley Milgram’s 1961 experiments, including a screening of Milgram’s own documentary film, with Dr. Thorin Tritter, Museum and Programming Director, HMTC.

    $10 suggested donation.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.

  • The New Antisemitism and the BDS Movement

    The New Antisemitism and the BDS Movement

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    11:00 AM

    At the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County

    Dr. Linda Burghardt will present a special lecture on the BDS movement.  The international movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has once again raised old questions about the legitimacy of Zionism and even the right of the State of Israel to exist.  Is this a call for social justice, as its Palestinian leaders claim, or a new form of the virulent anti-Semitism that led to the Holocaust?

    $10 suggested donation.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to (516)571-8040 or info@hmtcli.org.

  • Witnessing Hate from Afar

    Witnessing Hate from Afar: How Americans Learned of  “Kristallnacht” and the Lessons for Americans Today

     

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    To mark the 81st anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” Thorin Tritter will give a talk about what information Americans learned about the pogroms of November 9 and 10, 1938 in Germany, and how quickly news of those events crossed the Atlantic. Drawing on newspaper of the time and autobiographical accounts, Dr. Tritter will explore the event as Americans saw it. He will also compare the news stories from 1938 with news stories that have covered contemporary hate speech and atrocities, asking the audience to think about what are the lessons that we should draw from the past when facing genocides and atrocities in distant places today.

    $10 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be served.   Please RSVP to info@hmtcli.org or (516)571-8040.

  • POSTPONED: 3rd Annual Walk the Talk

    Unfortunately, due to the forecast for heavy rain this Sunday, HMTC’s 3rd Annual Walk the Talk will be postponed.  The Walk will be scheduled for a later date and will be announced ASA{.  If you preregistered, you can still pick up your t-shirt at HMTC starting Monday, October 28, 2019.
    Thank you for your support for HMTC.